Miniature Dachshund Puppies
Mini Dachshund puppies are adorable. They’re becoming popular with owners because they’re the Dachshund in a smaller package — who wouldn’t want such a cute dog?
However, every breed has its advantages and challenges, so it’s important to do your research before you go out and get one. Here’s everything you need to know about mini Dachshund puppies.
Where To Get Mini Dachshund Puppies
Because mini Dachshund puppies are such a desired breed, you’re unlikely to find one in a shelter. It would even be a challenge to find an adult miniature Dachshund in a shelter. Layla…
If you’re committed to adopting, this may not be the breed for you. However, there’s nothing wrong with searching out an ethical breeder! Good breeders make sure their puppies never end up in shelters and help match owners up with a puppy that has a good temperament for them.
If you want to find a good breeder, look for the following signs that they’re reputable:
- AKC registration for puppies
- They let you meet the parents of the dogs
- Health checks and vet records
- Willing to answer questions
- Willing to Facetime with the puppies
Backyard breeders will sell puppies that haven’t been health checked or may not be purebred dogs. Mini Dachshunds are often created by backyard breeders crossing a Dachshund with something even smaller, so you might want to make sure the dog has papers.
You might be tempted to buy one for cheap from a backyard breeder, but don’t. They will often cost more in vet visits down the line than a well-bred puppy would have.
Dachshunds are recognizable by their floppy ears and long body, often giving the nickname “sausage dog”. Mini Dachsunds tend to be even smaller than their regular counterparts!
A mini Dachshund should have a similar temperament to a regular Dachshund. They are playful and can be brave to a fault. That means they tend to run into situations headfirst, so they need to be taught good verbal cues. They need to be taught a good recall cue, as well as how to “leave it” so you have full control of your dog. It’s never too young to start training them, though you should be aware that it can months before these cues are reliable!
Otherwise, Dachshunds are very devoted and loyal, so no need to worry about them loving you! If you train them well and take care of them, you’ll have the perfect companion who loves to be by your side. Pucci…
Mini Dachshund Puppies – Veterinary Needs
Different dogs are prone to different health issues, and a mini Dachshund is no different. They can be prone to hip dysplasia and other conditions, as well as obesity due to their size and shape. That’s why it’s important to watch their food, and take them to the vet every year for a check-up.
As puppies, they will need a series of shots between the ages of eight and around eighteen weeks. This will protect them against parvovirus, distemper, and other diseases. They will also receive their rabies shot at the end of this.
You should make sure you keep up with these shots and keep your dog away from other dogs until they are fully vaccinated. This involves keeping them away from areas strange dogs may have walked on, as parvovirus can live on the ground for a long time.
If you feed your dog kibble, be sure to check the ingredients and ask for your veterinarian‘s advice. Some dog food is created with more fillers than nutrients, which means it’s not good for your dog and can cause problems in the long run. Never choose grain-free food, as this can cause heart disease in dogs.
Some owners swear by a raw diet, and it’s true that this can have many advantages for dogs. Just as you should with kibble, however, do your research. Dogs have complex dietary needs so you need to make sure you’re making the right choice. Consult an expert, or use a subscription service so the meals are prepared for you. Dottie…
Mini Dachshund Puppies – Grooming
You will have to clean a miniature Dachshund’s ears and teeth regularly. You should also clip their nails — usually when they’re beginning to tap on the floor. This will end up being every six to eight weeks. Get them used to the Dremel or nail clippers at a young age.
Long-haired Dachshunds will have to be brushed every day and have their coat trimmed.
So, if you’ve chosen a mini Daschshund for a dog, congratulations! These playful animals will keep you on your toes and be extremely devoted to you. Just make sure you’re committed to their training and socialization, and you’ll have a wonderful dog.